This week I opted to have dinner at the crêperie in Eymet, La Maison d’amour, on the central square.

“Je vous envoie mille millions de baisers d’Aymet”

The crêperie is situated in a corner of the square under the medieval arches. History tells us that Henri de Navarre (known as Henri III, the king of Navarre from 1572 and who become king of France under the name of Henri IV in 1589) often passed through the town of Eymet and once wrote a long love letter to his mistress while staying in this building. He signed the letter with “Je vous envoie mille millions de baisers d’Aymet” (I’m sending you a thousand million kisses from Eymet). Hence why it is called La Maison d’Amour.

A square without cars

Inside the restaurant is very small (cosy in the winter) but it has a large terrace in the summer that spills out onto the square. In this town the Mairie have taken the initiative to stop cars entering the square from 6pm onwards from April which makes sitting in a restaurant on the square on a summer’s evening a really pleasant experience.

The crêpes (both sweet and savoury) menu is extensive. There are also meat dishes, salads and ice creams as well as a good wine list.

I went to this restaurant about a year ago and the service was too slow. I stopped going for a while but then started to hear good things about it. I had lunch there with a friend a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised that they appeared to have sorted the service issue out. Last night I went again and couldn’t fault it.

The Magret de Canard with a honey sauce served with vegetables and caramelised apricots is one of the best dishes I have eaten in the Dordogne.

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